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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:07 PM

In Texas and beyond, hot spots for vaccine refusers alarm officials

An outbreak of measles among unimmunized members of a Texas megachurch is fueling new health worries about pockets of vaccine-wary parents -- just as more than 50 million public school kids head back to class across the nation.

More possible measles cases are being reviewed in Tarrant County, Texas, where at least 21 people have been sickened this month at the Eagle Mountain International Church, whose ministers have been critical of vaccination. Local officials say several more cases of infections with fever and rash have been reported, but not confirmed.

Its concerning. Its something we jump on, said Russell Jones, a Texas state epidemiologist whos been tracking the situation. It could get into the schools.

Public health officials say that the northeast Texas outbreak is just the latest in a small but growing number of places -- think San Diego, Calif., Boone and Hamilton counties, Ind., and, most recently, Brooklyn, N.Y. -- where vaccine resistance has sickened children and put the wider community at risk for potentially deadly infectious diseases.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/texas-megachurch-newest-hot-spot-vaccine-rejection-8C11044898

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Jesus Malverde Aug 2013 OP
Billy Love Aug 2013 #1
QSkier Aug 2013 #2
gopiscrap Aug 2013 #3
gopiscrap Aug 2013 #4
Jesus Malverde Aug 2013 #6
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #7
Matariki Aug 2013 #5
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2013 #8

Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:08 PM

1. That church needs to be indicted, the entire Copeland family indicted

 

and the megachurches gone.

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Response to Billy Love (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:15 PM

2. I'd start with an audit of their finances.

 

That Copeland guy lives in a big house with a pool and tennis courts, has a private plane, his own airport.

That's not Christian ministry, it's a con game.

Then all this prayer instead of 21st century medicine, sounds like a deadly con-game to me.

Bring him and his assistants and all those folks up on charges of endangering the lives of minor children. Let them sweat it out in a Texas holding jail for a few months before trail, without bail.

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:38 PM

3. ignorant assholes

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:39 PM

4. welcome to DU

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:58 PM

6. thanks!..nt

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

7. You're welcome!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:39 PM

5. Sounds like quarantines are in order for certain places

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Response to Matariki (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:27 AM

8. or at minimum keep the kids out of public school

 

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